Orin Swift Mercury Head
As our flagship wine, Mercury Head encompasses our winemaking philosophy and overall ethos. Wines that speak to location but over-deliver on quality; bottles that are more art than function; thought-provoking, intellectual and tied to the large world outside of wine. Mercury Head does all that as a quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from premier vineyards in the best growing microclimates. Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak and Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford represent the majority of the blend with small amounts from similar sites as well as a fraction from the Monte Rosso Vineyard in Sonoma.
Dark violet with a ruby crown, the wine exhibits classic Napa Cabernet aromatics with our style: black fruits—plum and cherry—dark chocolate, leather and Rutherford Dust coalesce from the glass. The entry is elegant and begins to flood the palate with notes of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, caramel and a touch of brown sugar and cinnamon: rich and bold. Seamless and focused, the wine closes with lingering dusty tannins and a touch of baking chocolate.
In The Glass
BLEND: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
MATURATION: Aged for 15 months in French Oak, 50% new